Faculty of diversity EQUITY & inclusion

OVERVIEW

Faculty of Diversity, Equity & inclusion it's about recognising, respecting, valuing and leveraging diversity in a way that enhances our perspective or point of view.We are about empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin.


All genders are free to pursue whatever career, lifestyle choice, and abilities they want without discrimination. Their rights, opportunities, and access to society are not different based on their gender. Gender equality does not necessarily mean that everyone is treated exactly the same.


Our cultures recognize that women should only take care of the household and when there are opportunities men are considered more than women due to gender imbalance. Inequality between women and men is manifest in terms of unequal rights, duties (e.g. girls must do more household tasks than boys), opportunities, and privileges. Women’s access to sexual and reproductive services, particularly contraceptives, is limited by poor coverage of health facilities, adverse reactions from families, and cost issues. This leads to high maternal mortality, illegal abortions, and high birth rates.

OUR OBJECTIVE ARE DEFINED IN THREE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:

  1. OBJECTIVE 1 : SDG 5
  2. OBJECTIVE 2 : SDG 10
  3. OBJECTIVE 2 : SDG 16

The School of Empowerment Africa stands with others for equity and justice and in denouncing racism, intolerance, and exclusion. Yet taking a stand is not enough. We, along with many other charitable nonprofits, have been on a path of exploration to identify how to build the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all our organisation's operations, as well as model those values as we advance our mission.

We believe that embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational values is a way to intentionally make space for positive outcomes to flourish, whether in direct services or in the nonprofit capacity building or public policy spheres. We urge each Faculty to articulate its own values and be guided by them. Let’s use our staff meetings and board meetings to examine our core values. How will our Faculties apply those values in their daily operations?

The School of Empowerment Africa is asking these questions and will continue to highlight resources programmes, such as those below, that our organisation can use to examine internal biases and adopt practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work, in their employment practices, in their board rooms, and in their communications. We're starting with honest internal dialogue that encourages our staff and board members to reflect, listen to each other, and learn from one another's experiences. 

At the School of Empowerment Africa , we have been on an intentional journey to assess how our organization can champion diversity, equity, and inclusion as values for our ordganisations. On this page, we’ve curated resources programmes that we have found helpful in this work for ourselves as individuals, for our organization, and for our network.


About D.E.I

What is Diversity equity & Inclusion?

In simple terms, 

  • Diversity - recognising our individual differences. All the way in which people differ.
  • Equity- Impartiality and fairness within an organisation. Fair treatment, access, opportunity& advancement for all people. One's identity cannot predict the outcom.
  • Inclusion - Ensuring that the historically marginalised feel they belong. A variety of people have power, a voice & decision-making authority.

Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage talent effectively. Together, this leads to enhanced innovation, creativity, productivity, reputation, engagement and results.

OBJECTIVE 1 : SDG 5

Our key objectives are to:

  1. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  2. To develop income-generating opportunities for women & girls
  3. Care and Support Services to Families Programme promote functional families and to prevent vulnerability in families

KEY INDICATORS AND OUTPUTS:

  1. Carry out advocacy work through the media (radio, TV, print, community engagement meetings, and online) to sensitize and educate the public against child marriages and teenage pregnancies. End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  2. Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
  3. Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic, and public life

OBJECTIVE 1 : SDG 10

Our key objectives are to:

  1. Empower and promote the social, and economic inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  2. Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard
  3. Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.
  4. Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies

KEY INDICATORS AND OUTPUTS:

  1. A capacity-building project in established in


OBJECTIVE 2 : SDG 16

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KEY INDICATORS AND OUTPUTS:

  1. Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere                                                                                                                             --- ---------- -Proportion of population subjected to (a) physical violence, (b) psychological violence and (c) sexual violence in the previous 12 months
  2. End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
    -Proportion of children aged 1–17 years who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month
    -Proportion of young women and men aged 18–29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18

PROGRAMmes @ faculty of d.e.i


WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

promoting women's sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others.

FATHERHOOD EMPOWERMENT

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IGWESA

Immigrant Girls & Women Empowerment South Africa ( IGWESA)

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